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Laparoscopy Course for Small Animal Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Technicians

WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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 Western University of Health Sciences

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA 91766

 

 

Laparoscopy Course for Small Animal Veterinary Practitioners

 

May 22-23, 2017

 

Introduction

  

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is increasing in demand in small animal practice. Research shows that defined training programs and repetition of skills are essential to procedural success with minimal complications. We are offering a basic laparoscopic surgery course intended for veterinarians with minimal or no experience in the field. The course goal is to deliver essential basic theoretical knowledge and provide opportunities for practical experience of basic laparoscopic surgery using bench-top models initially, then progressing to live patient procedures. Equipment company representatives will provide valuable information for adding this modality to your practice. By the end of the course you will be ready for commencing and developing a safe laparoscopic practice.

 

The first day will include introduction to equipment and instrumentation, lectures and videos regarding the use of the laparoscopy instruments and explanation of the different laparoscopic basic skills training tasks and specific procedures such as biopsy (liver, pancreas and kidney), ovariectomy, thoracoscopy, and laparoscopic assisted procedures (intestinal biopsy, gastropexy and cystostomy). During the remainder of the day participants will train on laparoscopic models in basic laparoscopic skills (peg transfer, pattern cutting, suturing, and practicing the cautery-cutting device) and laparoscopic procedure (laparoscopic portals, insufflation, biopsy and ovariectomy). 

The second day of the course will include practical laparoscopy surgery procedure (laparoscopic abdominal exploration, and ovariectomy) on live /anesthetized dogs.

  

Training your Veterinary Technician for Basic Minimally Invasive Surgery 

This year we open the course also for veterinarian technicians. Your technicians are a vital component of the Minimal Invasive Surgery team. During this course, technicians will learn about preparation of equipment and instrumentation, preparation of patients for MIS procedures and all the anesthesia considerations for patients during MIS that occur as a result of abdominal insufflation. They will be ready to go!  

 

  

Instructors and lecturers:  

Dr. Ohad Levi, DVM 

Dr. Dominique griffon, DMV, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS 

Dr. Lyon Lee, DVM, PhD, DACVAA 

Dr. Maria Fahie, DVM, DACVS 

Dr. David Clark, DVM, DABVP 

Miss Annette Chavarria-Marron, RVT 

Miss Leslie Tortez, RVT 

Mr. Dan McMahon/ Mr. Matt Willis, Karl Storz North America

 

Course Schedule

 

Day 1  

Veterinarians  

7:30 -8:00: Breakfast (provided) and check-in 

8:00 - 8:15: Dr. Nelson, CVM- WesternU Dean, welcome. 

8:15 - 9:05: Dr. Ohad Levi: Introduction to Laparoscopy- Equipment/instruments, procedures. 

9:05- 9:55: Dr. Lyon Lee: Anesthesia principals under insufflation  

9:55-10:10: Coffee break 

10:10 – 11:00: Dr. Dominique Griffon: Arthroscopy in small animals 

11:00 – 11:50: Dr. Maria Fahie: Ovariectomy versus Ovariohysterectomy 

11:50 - 12:50: Lunch (provided) 

12:50 –14:30: Laparoscopy procedure, laparoscopic training on models (basic laparoscopic tasks, biopsy, and ovariectomy). 

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee break 

14:45- 17:00: Laparoscopic training on models (basic laparoscopic tasks, biopsy, ovariectomy). 

  

Veterinary Technicians 

7:30- 12:50: Lectures- together with clinicians including lunch (provided) 

12:50 –14:30: Anesthesia considerations during MIS procedures, equipment and monitoring 

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee break 

14:45- 17:00: Equipment and instrument – recognition and maintenance

 

Day 2 

Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians 

8:00-8:30: Breakfast (provided) 

8:30 -10:10: Surgery - laparoscopic basic technique and laparoscopic ovariectomy on a live dogs 

10:10-10:25: Coffee break 

10:25 - 12:05: Surgery - laparoscopic basic technique and laparoscopic ovariectomy on a live dogs 

12:05-13:00: Lunch (provided) 

13:00 – 14:40: Surgery - laparoscopic basic techniques and laparoscopic ovariectomy on live dogs 

14:40-14:55: Coffee break

14:55 – 17:15: Surgery - laparoscopic basic techniques and laparoscopic ovariectomy on live dogs

  

Registration fee:  

Veterinarians $1850 

Veterinary Technicians $500  

Payment: 

Only credit card payments will be accepted through Eventbrite Registration Link. 

Registration is limited to 6 veterinarians and 4 Veterinary technicians. Once the registration is full a waiting list will be created. You will be contacted if any spots become available. 

Please contact Dr. Ohad Levi (olevi@westernu.edu) or Ms. Karla Marquez (kmarquez@westernu.edu) if you have any questions.  

CE credits: 17* 

* This continuing education program has been submitted to the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WU-CVM) Continuing Education Committee (but not yet approved) for 17 hours of continuing education credit. This CE credit would be provided by WU-CVM as an AVMA accredited veterinary college and participants should be aware that some veterinary medical boards have limitations on the content and provider of continuing veterinary education credit. Please consult your states practice act.

 

Cancellations and Refunds: 

Cancellations greater than 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event will result in a refund of 100% of registration costs. 

Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the event will result in no refund

 

Travel: 

Local airports are Ontario International (ONT ~15 minutes) and Los Angeles International (LAX ~ 60-120 minutes). 

-           If staying at Sheraton Fairplex shuttles can be arranged for transport to/from Ontario airport. 

-           If traveling in/out of LAX please keep in mind estimated travel time can be a minimum of 2 hours. 

 

Lodging: 

Pomona 

Sheraton Fairplex - Pomona, CA (Shuttle transportation provided) 

Surrounding area hotels 

Chino Hills 

- Ayres Hotel Chino Hills, CA (Shuttle transportation provided)  

- Hampton Inn & Suites Chino Hills, CA 

Claremont 

Double Tree by Hilton Claremont, CA 

Hotel Casa 425 + Lounge, CA

 

 

 

The course is supported by Karl Storz – Endoscope and Medtronic

 

 

 

                                   

 

Have questions about Laparoscopy Course for Small Animal Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Technicians? Contact WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education

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Western University of Health Sciences
309 East 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM (PDT)


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WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education

College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Continuing Education; 309 E. Second Street, Pomona CA 91766; 909-469-8299; CVMCE@westernu.edu

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